Have you ever met someone and immediately liked them? At work, do you wonder why everyone else seems to love the new guy? If you’ve ever encountered any of those situations, this video can help you learn ways to raise awareness of this behavior without raising everyone’s hackles.
- First impressions have a lot to do with the Halo Effect.…When I was a teenager, I had a friend who my parents liked…because she was polite and got great grades.…This meant they didn't worry when we were…hanging out together, which meant I could stay out later…and I didn't get the third degree.…A win-win for everyone.…However, I soon learned she shoplifted,…she cheated on exams, and was into…the latest drug of choice.…So I stopped hanging out with that friend…because I realized she wasn't a good influence.…
My parents, however, couldn't wrap their heads around it.…They couldn't believe they were so wrong about her.…Even after she was suspended from school, they'd still ask,…"Whatever happened to that nice friend you had?"…The Halo Effect is our tendency to think…everything about a person is good…because our first impression of them was good.…In this case, my parents liked my friend.…She came from a good family, was polite,…and got great grades.…And the same thing happens at work.…Think about the employee whose first project…
- Recognize when unconscious bias occurs and why it's important to understand.
- Explore how unconscious bias is relevant in the business worlds.
- Identify three strategies to counteract potential unconscious bias.
- Define confirmation bias.
- Review the meaning of the Halo Effect.
- Explore the effects groupthink can have in a professional setting.